About the NCC

Richard Oldfield, Chief Executive

"We are industry's research and development partner. When companies need to make things lighter, stronger, smarter and more sustainable they come to the NCC. With access to 'beyond' state-of-the-art technology and the best composites engineering capabilities in the world, we help our customers solve the most complex engineering challenges of our time."

Our Strategy

Leading collaborative innovation

A world leader in composite technology

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Leading collaborative innovation

To be recognised as a world leader in composite technology, accelerating the development and uptake of digital technologies for composites and growing the market for composites by driving innovation through collaboration and partnerships.

People

Highly motivated and engaged teams

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People

To push the boundaries of what's possible in the application of composites, building highly motivated and engaged teams that create an innovative and entrepreneurial culture at the NCC.

 

Planet

Leading in sustainability for composites

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Planet

To future-proof the application of composites by exploring novel materials and process capability, enabling industry to make more informed decisions on their application.

Changing markets and products

Making composites a mass market proposition

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Changing markets and products

To offer a wide range of capabilities from teams of specialists to the latest technology, to deliver complete engineering solutions. Improving the adoption and economic impact of the technology developed and delivering customer work to time, cost and the highest quality.

Resilient expansion

Making composites accessible

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Resilient expansion

To ensure composites technology and engineering expertise is accessible to every sector, so they can harness the full potential of composites and in turn, contribute to a sustained c.10% annual growth at the NCC.

Transforming business practices

Responding to the needs of customers

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Transforming business practices

To be agile and responsive to the needs of varied sectors and customers, and always working to the very highest standards of health and safety.

Our Stories

  • Plataine joins the NCC to strengthen innovation partnerships in automation and digitising factories

    We're pleased to announce that Plataine, a leading provider of Industrial IoT (IIoT) and AI-based software for advanced manufacturing optimisation, has joined our growing membership network, Together, we will present further opportunities on performing digital transformation of advanced manufacturing processes.
  • NCC supports #ppe4nhs campaign

    The NCC is proud to support Composite Distribution leader, GRP Solutions, who are encouraging businesses to donate PPE to local hospitals, GP surgeries and emergency services.
  • Supporting the VentilatorChallengeUK Consortium

    The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is leading a consortium of UK industrial, technology and engineering businesses from across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, to produce medical ventilators for the UK.
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE - COVID-19

    Following the Prime Minister’s Briefing on Monday 23 March where he gave clear guidance for the nation to stay at home, and in line with University of Bristol action to close down all of its buildings, the NCC has taken the decision to close both the NCC HQ and NCC Filton centres until further notice, effective from 24 March 2020. 

    The vast majority of NCC staff have already been working from home, successfully holding digital meetings with our members, customers and other partners and will continue to do so.
  • Let’s build a gender equal world – celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

    In celebration of International Women's Day 2020, our Director of Business Transformation and active champion of women's rights, Naomi Korolanyi, talks about how the NCC is working achieve its vision for gender equality in the workplace.

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COVID-19 update

Following the Prime Minister’s Briefing on Monday 23 March where he gave clear guidance for the nation to stay at home, and in line with University of Bristol action to close down all of its buildings, the NCC has taken the decision to close both the NCC HQ and NCC Filton centres until further notice, effective from 24 March 2020. 

The vast majority of NCC staff have already been working from home, successfully holding digital meetings with our members, customers and other partners and will continue to do so. You can still get in touch with us through your usual contacts via email and phone, or please email info@nccuk.com. We are in touch with our customers to discuss arrangements for our current projects.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We will continue to update our website and social media channels to keep you informed.